The "European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel" was created in London in December 1996 to lead and support all European countries in the efforts to prevent and treat pressure ulcers. At its inaugural meeting in London in December 1996, which included experts from many European countries, the group of over twenty agreed their mission statement and the initial Executive Board and Trustees.
The mission statement reads:
"To provide the relief of persons suffering from or at risk of pressure ulcers, in particular through research and the education of the public and by influencing pressure ulcer policy in all European countries towards an adequate patient centred and cost effective pressure ulcer care "
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Stop Pressure Ulcer Day
EPUAP invites you to take part in a Stop Pressure Ulcer Day
We would be delighted if you wanted to participate on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 to help bring pressure ulcers to a wider audience.
Read more on the Stop Pressure Ulcer Day page and the Stop Pressure Ulcer Day announcement page, from where you'll also be able to download an English translation of the Declaration of Rio along with a higher resolution copy of the Stop Pressure Ulcer Day logo.
Read the latest EPUAP Stop Pressure Ulcer Day Press Release: Europe Unites to Stop Pressure Ulcers.
- Wales rugby star, Sam Warburton, supports the STOP Pressure Ulcer day
2nd EPUAP Focus Meeting
The 2nd EPUAP Focus Meeting on Skin Health and the Microclimate will be held in the University of Southampton UK, in 7-9 April 2014.
This Focus Meeting will be chaired by Prof. Dan Bader, and among the members of the Local Organizing Committee are Drs. Nicholas Evans, Georges Limbert, and Lisette Schoonhoven.
Further information is available on the Focus Meetings page, which will be updated periodically as more details become available.
Expression of Interest
Pressure Ulcer Guideline Small Working Groups
EPUAP are accepting nominations from members who wish to express their interest in joining the Pressure Ulcer Guideline Small Working Groups, or to nominate others, to aid in the development of a 2014 update of the International Pressure Ulcer Guidelines.